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Fall Kickoff Event
Each year, faculty and staff gather for a lunchtime program at the beginning of the new academic term. At this community-building event, Whitworth's president welcomes everyone back to campus, area vice presidents introduce new hires, and topics of interest to the community are presented. A catered lunch is served. Reservations are required. For more information, please contact human resource services at extension 509.777.4413.
President's Christmas Dinner
Whitworth celebrates the beginning of the Christmas season with a dinner hosted by President Beck Taylor and his wife, Julie, for all Whitworth faculty, students and staff. This year’s celebration will take place on Monday, Dec. 3, from 4-7 p.m., in the HUB.
President's Coffees for Staff
Whitworth's president meets with staff over coffee several times during the academic term. The coffees are held in Seeley Mudd Chapel, from 8-8:45 a.m. Refreshments are served. Each coffee features a devotion by the president, along with administrative updates, introduction of new staff employees, announcements from those in attendance, and questions and answers about topics of interest to our staff. Employees are notified each August of the schedule for the upcoming academic year.
Faculty and Staff End-of-the-Year Celebration and Retirement Recognition
This is a special open house designed to celebrate the end of the academic year and to thank and honor those who are retiring from Whitworth. This year's celebration will take place Monday, May 18, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the HUB Dining Hall